Disney has had quite the eventful year, with even more eventful years to come. As the parent company of many entities such as ABC, Disney Channel/Movies, Hulu, and ESPN, the House of the Mouse is looking to get into its own individualized streaming services. While a Disney character based streaming service is in the works, the multimedia corporation also put into works a streaming service for ESPN.Early details on the project confirmed that ESPN’s streaming service will go by the name of ESPN Plus. Now we have some news on the first confirmed series of this endeavor. NBA legend, Kobe Bryant, will sit in the producer chair and create a show that focus on rookies coming into the basketball league. There is no confirmed working title and the planning is still in its early stages.
It’s interesting to note that ESPN Plus will be $4.99 per month. What’s so unique is that many point fingers at ESPN’s high ticket price for cable companies being the main reason why people are cutting the cord. So, it seems that the sports station is trying to monetize a medium that was benefiting from the backlash of pricey cable packages carrying ESPN. We will continue to follow this story as it unfolds.